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Q.String of Pearls

Zone 93612 | sailor_kitty19 added on July 13, 2013 | Answered

I have 2 different pots of String of Pearls. One is just a cutting from the other one; this one is doing okay. The other one is my bigger one. I really like my little plant and I’m worried about it. I usually keep it in the house near a window that gets lots of light during the day. When I checked on the plant yesterday, I noticed that it looked a little wilted. I put both pots on the back patio where it got some sun and still was shaded. I left them outside overnight cause it’s been warm out so I knew they would be fine. I checked on them this morning and I noticed that it looks like the pearls are wilting. The pearls are starting to turn brown. And some of the strings are starting to wilt as well.

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Answered on July 17, 2013

Checked out the link, didn't find anything but information on dodgwoods.
I agree that SK's plant sounds like root rot of some kind, and suggestions for rerooting are the best thing to do at this point. For the future, after the stems have been rooted, the best advice is to learn how to test the moisture in the bottom of the pot. Because the roots rot if the soil is constantly damp, succulents like their soil to become almost completely dry between waterings. And it is important to check the soil all the way to the bottom of the pot, because the bottom of the pot is where most of the roots are. Here is a link to some videos telling you a little more about soil moisture and testing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBBh0RPPqu0

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Answered on July 13, 2013

It sounds as if you are having a problem with the roots. Gently tug on one of the stems. If it pulls away from the pot with no resistance and no roots, this is root rot. When this happens to any of my succulents, I pull all the "foliage" away from the pot, and "stick" into slightly moist, new potting soil. 99% of the time, they send new roots and look nicer. I've found that curling the SoP around the top of a container and either pinning down the stem in a few places, or just pressing firmly to 'seat' the stem at the nodes, works like a charm. (String of Pearls, like most succulents, do not like wet feet, and can take periods of drought.)
This link will take you to several articles on root rot: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/caring-dogwood-trees.htm

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